With current Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce Director Brenda Tarpley's announcement of resignation Jan. 2, chamber leaders have been on the search for her replacement.
That search ended Wednesday with the board's approval and announcement that Charlotte Haston will take the position beginning Monday.
Haston, 46, has lived in Jacksboro for 23 years. For 16 years, she has operated Coco's House, daycare center.
Haston is a native of Cross Plains which is between Brownwood and Abilene.
Haston hopes to expand the chamber's role in Jacksboro.
Haston will begin training Monday during Tarpley's last full week on the job, but she won't have to go it alone after that. Tarpley will still spend much of her time at the chamber office in her new position handling tourism and human resources for the City of Jacksboro.
Chamber President Brad Burnett said chamber leaders are pleased with the new hire.
“Our selection interview committee was unanimous in the decision,” Burnett said. “We're excited to have a local person who knows Jacksboro and is familiar with the needs of the community and who also is a person who has operated a successful business in Jacksboro. We think it's a great fit and are excited to have her as our director moving forward.”
Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Feb. 21